Often you ask us for places where to propose in Barcelona, and as lovers of our city, the list could be infinite, as we constantly keep discovering new magical corners to ask your lovers to marry you.
Here we share 10 of the most symbolic spots in Barcelona for your proposal.
1. Bunkers of Carmel
The bunkers are a sightseeing spot with free access from where you can see the city of Barcelona with a 360º view. Located on the top (262m high) of the Turó de la Rovira del Carmel, it actually never hosted any bunker, but an anti-aircraft battery during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39).
The incredible views of this place have made it a very popular spot among local people as well as tourists, so we recommend going at dawn to see the sunrise, enjoy the city painted in the magical orange light, and avoid the masses of people.
2. Barcelona Beaches
Many times we focus on looking for spots with specific views of the city, and we forget how lucky we are of having beaches and the Mediterranean Sea. Have you seen the proposal we organised at the beach with a sunset picnic?
Barcelona has beaches in the very same city that can be easily reached by public transport, such as the most famous Barceloneta or San Sebastian, known for the impressive view of the W hotel shape; these are just two of the 10 beaches downtown.
Here you can see a map with the location and services of each one.
3. Magic Fountain of Montjuic
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is an symbolic venue of Barcelona. There are shows with more than 7,000 million possible combinations of water, light and color accompanied with themed music, bringing 2.5 million spectators every year.
It's totally free access, there is no ticket or admission fee, and timings vary by season and days of the week; in this link you can see the schedules of the shows to ensure you attend the one you like the most.
4. Tibidabo Amusement Park
Even the most serious person carries a child inside, and which kid doesn’t like amusement parks?
Located on the Collserola mountains that limit Barcelona to the west, and guarded by the Tibidabo religious temple, the Tibidabo Amusement Park opened in 1910 and hosts the famous Atalaya watchtower, which will offer you one of the best panoramic views of the city, Mediterranean sea and the natural environment of the Collserola from 550 meters high.
You can access the panoramic area for free every day while the park hours vary according to season (general admission € 28.50). You can check the schedule and be updated of all activities on the official website of the park.
We’re not sure if we like it more during daylight or with its magical lights at night. What about you, when would you prefer to go?
Tip: We recommend you get there with the Tramvia Blau (€ 5.50), the only tram that keeps operating of the old Barcelona line since 1901. Starting from the bottom of Tibidabo avenue, you will travel ascending 1,276 meters passing modernist buildings to reach the foot of the Tibidabo funicular (€ 7.70 return or € 4.10 return when combined with the park admission) in the Dr Andreu square which will take you to the park. Check the schedules on the website.
5. Barcelona Cable Cars
If you want to leave your partner open-mouthed watching Barcelona from the sky, the cable car is an excellent and affordable option. In Barcelona we have the privilege of having two cable car routes:
Montjuic Cable Car: Park - Castle - Mirador (€ 12.70 round trip)
Port Cable Car: Miramar - Jaime I Tower - San Sebastian Tower (€ 11 or € 16.50 return)
It opens every day from morning until sunset, according to season and daylight hours. Click on the name of both to see schedules and how to access each of the routes.
Pst! If you want to fly and see Barcelona at your feet we recommend you hiring a helicopter flight, you’ll be able to see the entire city from the air without any cable limitation.
6. Gardens of Can Borni, Collserola Park
Just under the Tibidabo amusement park, these gardens are rarely visited by locals and virtually unknown by tourists, which makes it a very quiet place surrounded by nature.
Located in the natural park of the Serra de Collserola, the Can Borni Gardens become an ideal place to disconnect from the city when strolling through its large gardens, natural terraces and fountains.
Even if it can be reached both on foot and by bicycle, we recommend driving by car and bringing some food and drinks to enjoy this beautiful place for hours. You can skip the hustle or organising everything by picking one of our picnic packages, you’ll only have to get there and enjoy!
If you want to discover this beautiful place, check here the access times.
7. Hothouse and Umbraculo of Ciutadella Park
The Hivernacle and the Ombracle at Parc de la Ciutadella were built by architect Josep Amargós Samaranch for the Universal Exhibition of 1888 looking for a place to study and grow botanical species.
Unfortunately this magical crystal palace has not been preserved in the right conditions since it is in disuse, but the place itself looks like picked out of a fairy tale.
Take the opportunity to walk around the park, with different areas and buildings, including the zoo of Barcelona and the Parliament of Catalonia, one of the oldest parliaments in the world.
Before getting there, we recommend checking the schedules by calling 010 or in the Barcelona city council website as sometimes it is closed to the public for conservation work.
8. Horta's Labyrinth Park
Feel like Alice in Wonderland by immersing yourself in this labyrinth of cypress vegetation.
The Laberint d'Horta park is the oldest garden preserved in Barcelona. Born as a neoclassical garden with a touch of Italian physiognomy, it eventually became a romantic garden.
You’ll have to pay € 2.23 to enter, with exception of Wednesdays and Sundays when it’s free, and therefore more crowded.
We love the idea of kneeling in the center and waiting for your beloved to arrive and have your proposal! Make sure you learn the right route before starting the proposal game! Check the schedules here.
PS: We've got special ideas saved for your proposal at the labyrinth, contact us!
9. Park Güell
One of the best known spots of Barcelona after the Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera is the view of the city from this park, also built by the famous architect Antonio Gaudí.
Established in 1922 thanks to Eusebi Güell, a rich businessman and main sponsor of the work, this 17-hectare park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
Nature was Gaudí's great inspiration when designing this park with wavy and geometric shapes, columns simulating trees, animal figures and avoiding right angles.
The colorful ceramic mosaics are one of the attractions of the park, highlighting the famous dragon sculpture and the 110m long snake-shaped bench.
We recommend going early morning and buying the ticket online (€10) to avoid queues.
10. Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens
Another of the gardens we love in Barcelona are Mossèn Costa i Llobera, located on the Montjuic mountain overlooking the sea and the cruises harbour. It’s remote location compared to the main tourist areas makes it a rarely visited garden (which makes it perfect for a proposal!) with a very curious vegetation, especially the cactus garden.
Located just 150 meters away from the exit of the Port cable car, it is an excellent location for a post-proposal photo session!
It is currently closed for rehabilitation until end of January 2020, check their website to visit it as soon as they open.
Our list of hidden corners and locations in Barcelona is endless, we know spots for all kind of couples and proposals, from the most intimate and romantic to the most adventurous.
Would you like us to organise your Engagement Proposal in Barcelona? Contact us to learn everything we can do for you without any obligation! You’ll only have to ask the question, we’ll take care of everything.